There’s an increasing conflict in my garden between trying to start the vegetable growing season and cats upending earth to bury their business. Or, indeed, just leaving it lying on the surface.
It could be foxes, but I think I have seen the worst feline offenders. I might have even caught them in the act of digging, before shooing them away. There was a nice big hole left in my main pot of carrots, which are only in their embryonic stages. Some of the seedlings were destroyed. I think I managed to rescue some others.
There is, apparently, a solution: orange peel. The cats can’t stand the smell.
Does that sound like an old wives’ tale? Advice that somehow has been passed down generations as fact but has a dubious success rate?Read More »Does an orange peel a day keep cats away?